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Luol Deng out, Hinrich doubtful for Bulls in Game 2

May 8, 2013, 11:24 AM EDT

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Let’s just start with that because silly Internet rumors are swirling: Derrick Rose will not play in Game 2 Wednesday night and media reports are Tom Thibodeau was “puzzled” and “amused” with the suggestion he might play Game 3. If you want to believe Rose will choose the first in-game test of his knee to come in the playoffs with LeBron James guarding him, you go right ahead.

Now we can move on to the real Bulls injury news.

Luol Deng was ruled out by coach Tom Thibodeau, reports Aggrey Sam of CSNChicago.com. Deng is still in Chicago dealing with the complications of a spinal tap he had last week.

As for Kirk Hinrich, the swelling in his calf is down and Thibodeau said, “we’ll see” about shootaround and the game. He is officially listed as doubtful.

The Bulls could use those two and any help they can get as you can expect a much more aggressive Heat team in Game 2 after the Bulls took Game 1. You can also expect to see a lot less of Ray Allen and his matador defense on the court in crunch time trying to shut down Nate Robinson.

  1. lakerluver - May 8, 2013 at 11:56 AM

    I guess LeBron is running his trap about guarding Nate. Didn’t he learn his lesson the last time he tried guarding a smaller, quicker player? Jason Terry made a fool out of him in the Finals.

  2. phillyphil005 - May 8, 2013 at 12:06 PM

    You know what amuses me? The fact that Kurt always has to add a stupid little guarantee in his posts. Like he knows more than anyone else.

    You have been wrong numerous times when you say things…stop putting your “of course, he won’t play” and “we know he’s not going anywhere” in nearly all your posts.

    I almost hope DRose does suit up in one of these games so you can keep on looking like a buffoon.

    Give it a rest, son!

  3. supremekingz - May 8, 2013 at 12:21 PM

    Come on Boozer….please. Please just pretend you’re worth your contract for a day

    • yuwannano - May 8, 2013 at 1:33 PM

      Boozer has always been intimidated by the Heat. He needs to get over that.

      • chitownmatt - May 8, 2013 at 2:45 PM

        Didn’t he drop like 30 on them earlier in the season?

  4. fanofthegame79 - May 8, 2013 at 1:08 PM

    Heat take this game by 15 or more points. They’ll close out the Bulls in 5-6 games. And yes, I’ll be ready for the negative posts if I’m wrong!

  5. djcase31 - May 8, 2013 at 1:13 PM

    Bulls need some points from other Guys to step up to win. I would love to see Bulls Win before going home to Chicago!

  6. iowahbr - May 8, 2013 at 2:45 PM

    If Boozer gets 20 or more the Bulls have a shot. Better chance the deficit gets solved by Congress and the Prez next month.

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